T John Longkumer, Dr. Hiabe Zeliang, Kedouvilie Zumu, Nlumrai,  NWA officers and others posing for an image throughout the felicitation programme on Monday. (EM Pictures)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, June 27 (EMN): The Nagaland Wrestling Affiliation (NWA) felicitated Kedouvilie Zumu and Nlumrai, who received bronze medals on the sixth Worldwide Sports activities Competition – Belt Wrestling Championship, Pearl of Kyrgyzstan 2022 at Chon-sary-oi, Kyrgyzstan.

A felicitation programme was held of their honour at Nagaland Olympic Affiliation (NOA) constructing in Kohima on Monday.

Nagaland’s Director Common of Police (DGP) T John Longkumer, attended the event and hailed the NWA for constructing the inspiration, offering the way in which and the highway map for the wrestlers by their help and platform to the children.

He said that wrestling is a conventional sport particularly for the Tenyimis, a heritage of the sporting previous and appreciated the NWA for making it extra inclusive and opening doorways even for different tribes.

In the direction of this, he remarked, “That is how unity occurs, by making your conventional sports activities, your heritage and sharing with the remainder of Nagaland”.

The DGP additionally appreciated the help of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who’s the president of NOA, the secretary normal, Abu Metha and others for being the driving pressure in taking sports activities within the state ahead.

Sports activities battalion draft finalisation earlier than August 15

In the meantime, the DGP, mentioning that the sports activities battalion of the police occurs to be the primary of its variety within the nation and knowledgeable that it’s taking a while to formulate the scheme/idea on tips on how to make it right into a actuality.

A committee was shaped and has already submitted its first draft report, he added.

Longkumer exuded hope that earlier than August 15, the draft could be accredited in order to offer avenues to the sports activities individuals.

The DGP congratulated the medal winners — Kedouvilie Zumu and Nlumrai — who can also be a personnel of the DGP sport’s staff — for his or her achievements and bringing laurels to the state and to the Police division particularly.

Additional, he additionally suggested the sports activities individuals to be disciplined and constant.

In his deal with, NWA President, Dr. Hiabe Zeliang congratulated the 2 medal winners for the achievement in making the state proud and the nation basically. He added that the NWA has additionally obtained the congratulatory word from the All India Conventional Wrestling and Pankration Federation (AITPF).

He knowledgeable that apart from the Wokha District Wrestling Affiliation being shaped and affiliated to the NWA, it had additionally obtained from the Ao Senden, authorising wrestlers to take part on the state stage wrestling competitors.

Zeliang exuded hope that the united world wrestling might be profitable in making wrestling as a medal occasion within the Olympic competitors on the earliest, whereby he maintained that it might have a large scope for the Nagas.

The president, in the meantime, appealed to the DGP to honour the achievement of the 2 wrestlers by contemplating an out of flip promotion in order to encourage them to carry out higher and encourage others. Additional, he additionally urged the DGP to contemplate the applying of the famend wrestlers who had utilized for posts within the Police division.

A quick account of the championship was introduced by Kedouvilie Zumu. He knowledgeable that 33 nations took half within the sixth Worldwide Sports activities Competition in 30 completely different sports activities, whereby judo and belt wrestling had been the principle occasions.

He maintained that Nlumrai participated within the 80 Kg class, whereas he participated within the 80+ Kg class successful a bronze medal every.


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